21st Century Companies
AI will be our most effective weapon against the organic assaults on our livelihood.
Companies that can supply performant AI models for our defence against nature’s ever-increasing hostility towards us, means such companies will become the architects of 21st Century comfort.
In dynamic systems such as Earth, the ever-harmonised balance between organic fertility and despotic living is thinly held by bio-molecular mechanisms that have evolved across billions of years. Multicellular life originated 3.7 billion years and yet it wasn’t until 1712 when Thomas Newcomen designed the first steam engine that nature’s dynamism meant that its spawn had mutated enough to outweigh the traditional forces of nature.
From then, the industrial revolution ballooned society’s underclasses into the middle-class, and kickstarted the educational revolution which further propelled scientific enquiry enough that it could begin unravelling the status quo that had traditionally held religious ideology as the reasons.
Much above has been evidently abridged but the underlying vector of similarity shared by all examples should point in the same direction: what once dictated our livelihood, is now dictated by us. Nature has remained uninterrupted for billions of years and in doing so, engineered the extinction of billions of species, frozen Earth intermittently and eviscerated the livelihoods of so many through pathologies.
It appears inevitable that for our own existence to thrive under these organic conditions, that just as we typically look to machines to help with our daily lives, we’ll look at AI to help with life. It’s our only tool that can engineer greater results than our own best efforts.
Global warming has become the first time an entire species will have to pro-actively counter the natural forces that were responsible for facilitating life in the first place. The ape that emerged from sub-Saharan desserts 200,000 years ago can’t withstand the intergalactic tremors that naturally emerge in a system of change. Today we’re three-times more likely to be struck by an asteroid of the likes that killed the dinosaurs and global temperatures seem to continue encroaching towards 47 degrees Celsius — when organic life on Earth severely struggles to naturally survive.
When economic and environmental drivers independently pull a reality of unearthly discomfort towards us, then deep changes need to be made. There appears an inevitable conflict emerging between the organic mist that revealed us and the smog that we released.
As AI increasingly crosses the inflexion point of surpassing human-abilities, conversations will naturally lead to ways of integrating AI into our daily lives to make it more performant. The companies that will lead the 21st Century will be the ones that serve this product.
So much of what we have now rests on the Internet. So much of tomorrow will rest on AI. And it will be seamless. In other words, so much of what will happen — won’t appear.